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Theoretical Physics PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  Antimatter Chemistry: reactive scattering collisions of antihydrogen atoms with hydrogen molecules
  Dr M Law, Dr W T A Harrison
Applications accepted all year round

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Recently interest in antimatter research has increased as facilities such as CERN have succeeded in trapping antimatter atoms to study their properties [1].
  Boundary Effects in Active Matter Systems
  Dr F Ginelli
Applications accepted all year round

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he study of collective properties of active matter is a fast-emerging interdisciplinary research field.
  Chaos and fractals in fluid motion
  Dr A Moura, Prof C Grebogi
Applications accepted all year round

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The advection of particles and fields by fluid flows is a problem of great interest for both fundamental physics and engineering applications.
  Enhancing predictability in chaotic systems
  Dr F Ginelli, Prof A Politi
Applications accepted all year round

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The goal of this research program – which involves theoretical analysis and numerical simulations -- is to apply fundamental results and recent developments (to which the supervisors significantly contributed) of dynamical system theory to enhance our ability to predict the future evolution of complex and chaotic dynamical systems -- such as weather and climate systems.
  Neuronal Dynamics from a complex network perspective
  Prof A Politi, Dr E Ullner
Applications accepted all year round

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The human brain is possibly the most intriguing complex system we know. The combination of experimental work and theoretical approaches has gained many insides in the last century but we are still far away from a real understanding.
  Statistical physics of DNA replication
  Dr A Moura, Prof C Romano
Applications accepted all year round

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The goal of this project is to apply statistical physics and probability theory to the problem of DNA replication in living cells.
  The mathematics behind the smartness of neural networks
  Dr M S Baptista
Applications accepted all year round

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Intelligence is one of the pillars that allows animals to master their environment. Scientific approaches recently proposed have been capable of simulating networked systems that reproduce similar emergent manifestations of behavior as those observed in the brain.
  Optical Fibre Lasers
  Dr K Nakkeeran, Dr S S Aphale
Applications accepted all year round

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Optical fibre lasers are widely used in many fields. In the recent past lots of research going on in optical fibre lasers for various applications.
  Optical Fibre Sensors
  Dr K Nakkeeran, Dr S S Aphale
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Optical fibre sensors are widely used in many fields. In the recent past lots of research going on in optical fibre sensors related to Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) and Photonic Crystal Fibres (PCF).
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Entertainment

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The ESPRC doctoral training Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE) is seeking candidates of academic excellence to undertake fully-funded research in computer games, animation, visual effects, and other topics in the graphics/vision area.
  GaN Current Sensors for Advanced Power Electronics
  Dr S Faramehr
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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The recent progress in development of power electronic applications, such as multistage and multilevel converters, advanced drives and regenerative electrical conversion, emphasised the need for new hardware components for current measurements.
  Inequality, Health Beliefs, Networks and Inference: Exploring the Links Between Social Co-ordinates and Network Structure
  Dr N Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Project. Imperial College Mathematics. Student Background. Theoretical Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Electrical Engineering (BioMedical knowledge not required).
  Investigating Noise in Ageing Cellular Power Stations
  Dr N Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Project. Imperial College Mathematics. Student Background. Theoretical Physics, Mathematics/Statistics, Electrical Engineering (Biological knowledge not required).
  PhD in Applied Mathematics: Stochastic Cell Dynamics
  Dr P Thomas
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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We have an exciting opportunity for a well-funded PhD student working at the interface of mathematics and quantitative biology. You will develop mathematical methods to analyse agent-based models of cell populations.
  Intertwined order in correlated quantum systems
  Dr D Lee, Dr A Ho
Application Deadline: 16 November 2019

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What happens when different kinds of order occur at the same time in the same material? This basic question builds on a long line of studies in trying to understand the structure of matter, which has always been a key goal in physics.
  Adding a New Layer to Biophysics
  Dr T Shendruk
Applications accepted all year round

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In recent years, there has been an explosion in applying liquid crystal theory to biological systems. Dense suspensions of swimming microbes, cytoskeletal components, fibrous tissues and bacterial colonies all exhibit properties associated with nematic liquid crystals.
  Adiabatic invariants in adiabatic quantum computers
  Dr A Zagoskin
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Simulation and characterization of large quantum coherent structures, such as adiabatic quantum processors, meets inherent difficulties because of the dimensionality of the corresponding Hilbert space growing exponentially with the system size.
  Fractal structures in multidimensional chemical reaction dynamics
  Dr T Bartsch
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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In many chemical reactions the reaction rate is determined by the crossing of an energy barrier. In order to predict whether a reaction will occur, one must understand the dynamics of the crossing in as much detail as possible.
  Microbial Micro-Engineers
  Dr M Mazza
Applications accepted all year round

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Microorganisms occupy every crevice within global ecosystems and impact all aspects of life. However, too little is understood about their movement within physical crannies, and how they can restructure these microspaces for their own benefit.
  Quantum Field Theory Applied to Nanotechnology
  Prof C Eberlein
Application Deadline: 22 February 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Prof Claudia Eberlein. Properties of quantum systems, like the energy levels of an atom, depend on the interaction with the quantized electromagnetic field.
  What’s the Matter with Walruses?
  Dr T Shendruk
Applications accepted all year round

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Walruses, the tusked and massive marine mammals, spend much of their time resting on polar sea ice, but when that ice recedes in the summer months, they must find shore.
  PhD Studentship in Mechanical Engineering - Novel Subsurface Inspection Radar to Inspect Tunnels and Tunnels Linings for improved maintenance
  Prof M Robinson
Application Deadline: 27 September 2019

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. October 2019 for 3 years. Overview. The PhD study is to prepare for commercialisation and demonstration of a novel, portable radar system that provides a simple non-invasive mechanism for inspecting tunnel infrastructure.
  Novel ways to model complex flows
  Research Group: Multiscale Modelling
  Prof A Masters
Applications accepted all year round

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While the equations governing the flow of Newtonian liquids like water or petrol are well-understood and excellent numerical methods exist to make accurate predictions of how such liquids will behave, the situation regarding complex fluids, such as blood, paint, shampoos, etc, is considerably less well understood.
  Group Contribution methods for non-Newtonian fluids
  Dr C Avendano
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a fully funded 3.5 year PhD studentship in the School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science, University of Manchester.
  Odd metal clusterings and peculiar phases in nuclear extraction processes
  Prof A Masters
Applications accepted all year round

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At the end of a nuclear reaction, many countries seek to recover unspent uranium and plutonium from the spent fuel. The most common way to do this is to dissolve the spent fuel in nitric acid, add some oil and also a special ligand.
  Deep Learning for Temporal Information Processing
  Dr K Chen
Applications accepted all year round

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Temporal information process covers a broad class of learning problems where knowledge can be acquired from data of a sequential order, e.g.
  Information Component Analysis via Deep Learning
  Dr K Chen
Applications accepted all year round

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As their prominent characteristics, perceptual data often convey the mixing information, which often results in the inadequate performance for a specific perceptual information processing task due to the interference of irrelevant information components.
  EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems – Call for Applications for 4-year Funded PhD and EngD Studentships

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We are looking for one hundred STEM graduates excited to improve the world via impactful research in new and novel metallic materials for power generation, transport, sustainability and recyclables, in a rapidly evolving digital manufacturing era using advanced computing techniques.
  Designing nanomachines using computer simulations and artificial intelligence
  Dr A Saric
Applications accepted all year round

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We are looking for highly motivated students to join our interdisciplinary team for an exciting project at the interface of physics, computer science, and biology.
  Physics of cutting and reshaping of cell membranes
  Dr A Saric
Applications accepted all year round

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We are looking for highly motivated students to join our interdisciplinary team for an exciting project at the interface of physics, biology, and chemistry.
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